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A view of downtown West Chicago. Paul Michna | Staff

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  • Where History and Progress Meet
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  • 1873
  • The movie, "Reach the Rock," was filmed in downtown West Chicago.
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  • John W. Gates
  • Made a fortune in the baling wire business and formed the Texas Company, which became Texaco. Much of his fortune went to benevolent purposes in St. Charles.
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  • Pam Davis
  • Chief executive officer, Edward Hospital in Naperville; whistleblower regarding corruption on the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. Her actions helped lead to the conviction of political fundraiser Tony Rezko.
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